2018 Commencement

Randall Balmer will preach during the School of Theology's commencement.

The School of Theology will graduate twenty-nine students and confer three honorary degrees on Friday, May 11 in the University's All Saints Chapel. The service will begin at 10 a.m. and will be live streamed for those unable to attend in person. A luncheon for students and their families will follow in McClurg dining hall.

Episcopal priest, author, and historian of American religion Randall Balmer and Richard Heitzenrater, the William Kellon Quick Professor Emeritus of Church History and Wesley Studies at Duke Divinity School will receive honorary degrees. The Rt. Rev. David Mitchell Reed, bishop of the Diocese of West Texas, (one of the University's owning dioceses) will also receive an honorary degree. Balmer will preach during the service.

Honorary degrees will also be presented during the University Baccalaureate to Jamaican journalist, playwright director Barbara Goodison Gloudon and David Lodge, C’79, Rhodes Scholar and now the Francis J. DiSalvo Director of Cornell University’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Secretary of State from 2005 to 2009 and a professor at Stanford University, will receive an honorary degree and will give the Baccalaureate address during the College of Arts and Sciences commencement service Saturday, May 12.

School of Theology students due to graduate are listed below.

Susan C. Brown

Walter James Buzzini, IV

Stephanie Donaldson Fox

Janice Lynn Head

Nathan C. Brown

Michael Patrick Hoffman

Andrew Carl Keyse

James Bradley Shumard

Howard Walker Adams

Richard Culbertson

Olufunmilayo Durotoluwa Odidi

Regina Brewster-Jenkins

Christopher M. Bridges

Holly Jean Burris

Joseph Gilbert Butler

Michael David Winslow Cannon

Jeremy Lloyd Carlson

Ryan Daniel Currie

Sinclair Conrad Paul Ender

Margaret Elizabeth Langford Farr

Mark Paul Harris

Arthur Lavon Jones, III

James William Louttit

James David Marrs, Jr.

Lisa Marie Meirow

Melanie Gibson Rowell

Warren Thomas Swenson

Nicholas Michael Caccese

Jonathan Stepp